Learning the two Mozart concertos

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Robin
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Learning the two Mozart concertos

Post by Robin » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:24 am

Hi,

This is a bit of a strange question.

If the Mozart G and D concertos were erased from your memory, how long would it take you to master them all over again?

I'm working on them, but I suspect it could be some time before they sound amazing. Your answers might help me gauge the rate of my progression.

Thanks,

Robin

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cflutist
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Re: Learning the two Mozart concertos

Post by cflutist » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:29 am

Master them? I don't think I've ever mastered them, and I have been playing them since 1970. :D

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Re: Learning the two Mozart concertos

Post by Robin » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:51 am

Well... play all the notes right and the correct tempo, even if the embellishments are lacking :)

I practice most days during my lunch break (have an empty entire wing of the office to myself! :D ) and it feels like it will be in the order of a year to get as good as potential allows. I am working on about 10 pieces at once (just so I don't get bored) which I assume is an ok number.

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Re: Learning the two Mozart concertos

Post by FluteMonkey » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:47 am

I agree with cflutist, mastering Mozart is a long term task. The technique is relatively easy, but Mozart's music is all about style and nuance. That's much harder to capture.

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